A multi-storey car park is recommended to be refused by the City of Launceston council despite having no representations.
The council's planning officers have said it does not comply with the planning scheme in a report that is in the agenda for next week's council meeting.
The car park was refused by the Tasmanian Heritage Council because of the proposed height and its close proximity to two heritage buildings.
Proposed by the Harrison Group, the car park would include 288 parks across seven levels. It was proposed to be built at the Gasworks on Willis and Boland streets.
The council said if the development application satisfied the planning scheme and if modifications bring the proposal into compliance with the code, it would be approved. THC also said similar.
"Tasmanian Heritage Council has provided notice that the development application must be refused [because] of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995 and the council is, therefore, required to refuse the application," the agenda said.
"Subject to further negotiation between the various parties and amendment to address the relevant historic cultural heritage concerns, it is considered that the proposal could comply with the scheme and be approved with conditions."
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A previous development application for a car park and subdivision on the site late last year was withdrawn following Tasmanian Heritage Council's refusal.
It was refused largely because its size and bulk represented an over development of the site and was not compatible with the historic cultural heritage significance of the site, the council said.
However, a development application to build a six-storey art gallery and restaurant, with a total height of more than 23 metres, in the site's gasometer structure was approved.
"The current proposal was submitted with the proposed car park structure being the same size and bulk, but with some detail changes to soften the visual impact from off-site," the council said.
"The proponents have maintained that there is no scope for further reduction in the size and scale of the structure, as 288 parking bays is considered to be the minimum for the project to remain viable."
The council will discuss the proposal at its meeting on Thursday at 1pm.
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